If their was a subject that primarily needs thought, it is this whole question of the birth of the Son of God. That is why I preach this evening and do not have a Carol Service. You must think before you sing, otherwise your singing will be of no value. This is an occasion demanding sober, serious, vital thinking (Martyn Lloyd-Jones, in Magnify the Lord pg. 15 — speaking on the real meaning of Christmas)
The Christmas festival was not instituted by God but we are allowed to have fun as long as that fun remains within God’s rules for holy and sinless living. God instituted communion so that we would do as Dr. Lloyd-Jones suggest and think about the meaning and sacrifice of Christ and his coming to earth.and so that our worship would mean something and be of value.
This Christmas do what he suggests and get to the real meaning of Christmas, Help those who need it, encourage others and strengthen your faith.